Date & Time: Jul 7, 2013 at 1120 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N93PC
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Soldotna - Bear Mountain Lodge
MSN:
280
YOM:
1958
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
12
Pax on board:
9
Pax fatalities:
9
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
21
Circumstances:
Aircraft impacted the ground off the right side of runway 25 after takeoff from Soldotna Airport (PASX), Soldotna, Alaska. The 9 passengers and 1 commercial pilot were fatally injured and the airplane was destroyed by impact forces and postcrash fire. The aircraft was registered to Rediske Family Limited Partnership, and operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as an on demand, non-scheduled flight between PASX, and a lodge located in Chinitna Bay, Alaska, approximately 90 miles southwest of Soldotna. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight.